Aaron Dykes & Luke Rudkowski
January 10, 2008
Reporters from WeAreChange.org confronted Ron Paul in a New Hampshire spin room about supporting victim’s family members in pursuing a new 9/11 investigation. "Yes, I support more investigation," Paul responded.
The Presidential candidate indicated that the full truth was still not known "because ineptness was hidden" in the 9/11 Commission investigation.
"This is generally what government investigations do," Ron Paul said. "They hide inefficiencies and ineptness."
He further criticized those in charge who "can’t and won’t admit" that the country is "fighting a war for no good reason." "They’ve dug their heels in and they’ll lose everything they’ve said," he said about war hawks.
Paul commented that Giuliani’s intention to expand the military by 200,000 troops would lead to a draft and the printing of more money. "Get ready. They’re going to draft you– all you young people," Paul warned.
"They’ll print it and the dollar will go bust– and everyone going to get poor– and then we’ll bring our troops home. I don’t want to wait to that point I want them bring home in a more logical fashion," Paul said.
Other reporters asked about Giuliani’s odd dismissal of history as a factor in current middle-east foreign policy. "He’s been saying that for a long time," Paul told cameras, "but I’ve given my explanation and I bet a majority of Americans agree with me."
Giuliani and his advisors have consistently refused to even discuss foreign policy or address the consequences it could have.
WeAreChange.org asked Norman Podhoretz– a Giuliani advisor– about the U.S.-led overthrow of Iran in 1953. Podhoretz dismissed the incident as "ancient history," when reporters brought up its impact in current tensions. Yet, Podhoretz advocates a pre-emptive strike on Iran.
Ron Paul also addressed his concerns about the emerging North American Union, stating that "there are people who would like to have it, like a European Union." But, he said, "the American people are waking up to this and are resisting it." Paul urged people to "join the Ron Paul Revolution."
Ron Paul has been the only presidential candidate unafraid to stand up to WeAreChange.org questions and give an explanation without avoiding the issues. Others on the campaign trail have deflected or even run away.